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TITLE:»SARAH C. TAYLOR (1835-1907)SUBTITLE:»

»PAPERS, DATES:»1881-1907

QUANTITY:»13 items

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 207) were donated by »Ed Mincer in 1994.

ACCESS:

The »papers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

»In folder 1.

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Kristen Rassbach, 1997, Margaret Richardson, l998.

 


»Biography

 

            Begin text here:»Sarah Cosland was born in Boone County, Indiana, on October 4, 1835.  She married Charles Taylor on December 25, 1854.  The Taylors and their daughter moved to Fremont County, Iowa, by way of covered wagon in 1865, where they lived on a farm.  In preparation for her medical practice Sarah Taylor read medical texts with local physicians, then spent two years of study in Indianapolis and attended the Women’s College in Chicago.  In 1881 she graduated from the Medical College, in Keokuk, Iowa and began practicing medicine in Hamburg, Iowa.  She periodically continued her studies at Rush Medical College in Chicago.  She built a sanitarium in Hamburg, operating it for over twenty years.  Dr. Taylor possessed the first x-ray machine in southwest Iowa.  She died in 1907 of pneumonia.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The» Sarah C. Taylor papers date from »1881 to 1907 and consist of 13 items: a photograph of Taylor's medical diploma, a portrait of her, two letters from a patient in 1904, receipts for medicines Taylor ordered, a prescription, a birth record listing all the births she attended in 1883, a short handwritten outline of her life, and her obituary.